St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars NHL Point Spread Picks 11/29/2019
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Dallas Stars
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+119) Stars (-131)
Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars (15-9-2, 2nd in the Central Division) host the St. Louis Blues (15-5-6, 1st in the Central Division) at American Airlines Center on Friday, November 29, 2019. The Blues open this game at +119 while the Stars are coming in at -131. The O/U has been set at 5.5. The Blues cover 57.7% of the time, having gone 15-11 SU. The Stars cover 56.0% of the time, going 14-11 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 15 wins and 5 defeats, which is good for 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 78 goals which has them sitting at 6th in the conference and 14th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +9, which is good for 10th in the NHL. The Blues have compiled a total of 36 pts, which has them sitting at 3rd in the NHL and 1st in the West. In discussing shots on goal, they have compiled a total of 759 which has them sitting at 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL. As a group, St. Louis has racked up a total of 404 hits which means they have an average of 15.5 per game. They have compiled a total of 227 blocks for the season. The goaltender for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 1,215 mins in net this year. Binnington is conceding an average of 2.27 goals against average which ranks him 4th among West goalies and 6th in the NHL among goaltenders. So far this year, he's allowed 46 goals. His save % is .925 which ranks him 6th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in their last contest. The Blues had a impressive offensive outing in this win. In this game, they finished 4 out of the 33 shots they attempted. They also had 2 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis had 8 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 42 giving them a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their Fenwick was 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 45.9%. They took 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 24 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 34.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.2 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning tallied a total of 35 shots. They had 4 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Stars will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 15 wins and 9 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they sit 3rd in the West and 8th in the NHL with +10. They currently have a total of 71 goals for this season which has them sitting at 9th in the conference. Dallas has a save percentage as a team of .923 which currently has them ranked 4th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% putting them at 12th in the West. In net for Dallas is Ben Bishop who is having an ok season by giving up 2.24 goals per contest and that places him 3rd among West goalies and 5th in the NHL among goalies. In the 940 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's allowed 35 goals. He holds a save % of .926, which has him placed 5th among West goalies and 9th in the NHL among goalies.
The Dallas Stars opposed the Chicago Blackhawks in an outing where the Stars ended up losing by a final score of 3 - 0. In this game, Dallas went home with a 46.3% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 38 and the other team having a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.8% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Blackhawks having earned a 32 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Dallas played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. They had a PDO of 92.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 47.2%. The Stars scored 0 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Blackhawks had 1 power play opportunity and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Dallas conceded 38 shots on goal and the Blackhawks earned a total of 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+119)
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